Why Buying Self Service Off the Shelf Doesn't Always Work

Although some self-service applications can be standardized, a truly effective deployment often requires custom development or benefits from a "purpose built" principle.

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Five ways tablets can transform retail experience

"Tablets have been touted as "reinventing" and "revolutionizing" retail. Retailers and consumer-facing businesses have been testing the use of tablets to gain operational and marketing advantages, and they like the results. Here are some ways retailers are getting big impact out of small screens."

College classrooms restricting tech and other signs of the Apocalypse

Technology problems can be solved by turning away from “bring your own device” and toward purposed device deployment.

Kiosk transports shoppers on a Philippines adventure

Interactive digital signage kiosk takes mall shoppers rock climbing and scuba diving in the Philippines.

DSG Systems installs self-service bag-drops at Copenhagen Airport

Lørenskog, Norway-based DSG Systems is installing 31 self-service bag-drop kiosks at Copenhagen Airport.

Mobile-social-gamification apps key next-gen vending kiosks

Snack food giant Mondelez rolling out high-tech interactive vending kiosks with integrated mobile-social-gamification apps.

Effects of kiosks on the healthcare industry

The new generation of kiosk technology has the power to disrupt our healthcare landscape in a good way, especially at a time when the effects of the Affordable Care Act are already being felt by patients and healthcare providers alike....

Pot payment kiosks cropping up like weeds

Kiosk vendors could grow profits from medical marijuana industry.

Sport Chek flagship launches digital revolution, again

The Canadian sporting goods giant continues to fight the good fight in keeping alive brick-and-mortar retail.

5 ways iPad kiosks can amplify your offline marketing

Through the use of the right technology, it is possible to stay data-driven when marketing offline.

Innovations in kiosk manufacturing

For years, Olea Kiosks has been manufacturing digital kiosks for customers around the world. Most of our kiosk parts were fabricated by outside vendors and welded by us, and recently, we made some upgrades to our manufacturing equipment by adding a brand new state-of-the-art Amada CNC laser machine.

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NEWS


Digital kiosks lead to financial gains for India bank

State Bank of India has launched six self-service digital stores in Mantri Mall and other high-traffic areas across five cities, according to The Times of India. This comes two years after kiosks expanded rural banking in India. The kiosks, named...

Fendi London dolls up luxury handbag vending kiosk

Luxury brand Fendi has opened a flagship store in London that features a handbag vending machine, reports Handbag.com. The store opened May 1 on London's fashionable Oxford Street. "Handbags will be 'ironically' displayed inside luxurious vending machines," Fendi chairman and...

Peerless-AV introduces outdoor kiosk enclosure

Peerless-AV, a developer of audio and video solutions and accessories, has launched its KOP555 outdoor kiosk enclosure. The kiosk supports 4K ultra HD digital signage displays, which have a resolution four times that of standard HD displays. It will be...

Free beer vending machine used in publicity campaign

Bend, Oregon-based 10 Barrel Brewing Co. has used a vending machine that dispensed free beer as a publicity stunt.

LEID launches version 3.0 of iLibrary Kiosk

Law Enforcement Intelligent Devices (LEID) Products, an Auburn Hills, MI-based vendor of electronic lockers and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control, has launched version 3.0 of its iLibrary Kiosk. The iLibrary kiosk is used in conjunction with LEID’s...

BA/Amex credit card kiosks land at Heathrow

London, U.K.-based design house Engage Production developed the software for five new British Airways American Expres interactive kiosks at London Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5, according to an announcement from Engage. The interactive kiosks use "experiential marketing" technology to promote co-branded...

DFW Airport lands North America’s only Pepsi #FUTBOLNOW interactive vending machine

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is hosting a Pepsi interactive vending machine at Terminal D as part of Pepsi’s 2014 football (read:soccer) marketing campaign. Until May 26, 2014, passengers will be able to display their soccer skills at the vending machine,...

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library introduces checkout kiosks

The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library in Topeka, Kansas, is introducing self-service checkout in order to improve inventory management and security and eliminate long wait times at counters. The library was closed May 1 through today, opening tomorrow, for...

CloudTalk provider iTalk signs distribution deal with Cyber Kiosk Solutions

Advanced communications and mobile broadband services provider iTalk has signed a distribution agreement for its cloud connectivity solution CloudTalk with Cyber Kiosk Solutions. Coral Springs, Florida-based Cyber Kiosk focuses on providing mobile apps, software integration and ID verification for the...

Marley Coffee kiosks keep jammin'

Corona, Calif.-based AVT, a developer of custom vending machines, kiosks and automated retailing, said demand is growing for the self-service coffee kiosks it supplies to Marley Coffee Automated Stores. Marley Coffee, also based in Corona, was founded by Rohan Marley,...

Snapden Photo Booths designs Firefly photo kiosk around DNP printer

Snapden Photo Booths has designed its new fourth-generation Firefly photo kiosk model around the Dai Nippon Printing DS40 dye-sublimation printer, the company said. Denver-based Snapden launched its fourth-generation Firefly photo kiosk in December 2013. The company chose the name Firefly,...

Sprinkles Cupcakes cooks up cupcake ATM in NYC

Sprinkles Cupcakes, the company that opened its first cupcake bakery in Beverly Hills nine years ago, has installed a 24-hour cupcake vending machine in New York, according to Reuters. The pink CupcakeATM is located opposite the Sprinkles Cupcakes bakery on...

AVT to manufacture Opticwash cleaning kiosks

Corona, Calif.-based custom kiosk designer AVT has signed a manufacturing agreement with Opticwash, a creator of self-service kiosks that clean eyewear and jewelry. AVT said it may build up to 10,000 of the patent-pending kiosks for Opticwash over the next...

IPad-based kiosk offers quick payments for NPOs and SMBs

Easy Payment Kiosk is promoting its iPad-based kiosks to charities, schools, fundraisers and small businesses. Non-profit organizations that have installed its kiosks at their own premises or in locations such as offices or community buildings have reported a 20-percent increase...

Touchscreen kiosks automate Australian offender reporting

Queensland, Australia, is set to install parole reporting kiosks from Sydney-based Argus Global in all its community monitoring offices and selected police stations, according to the Biometrics Institute. The Queensland Corrective Services plans to install the touchscreen, self-service, biometric kiosks...

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There are many turnkey kiosks on the market, but sometimes you need something made just for you. With custom kiosks, you can get exactly the design and functionality you want. Learn what it takes to have a successful custom kiosk deployment.